God save Johnny Rotten!
He’s enduring anarchy in sunny California, where homeless punks are vandalizing his home.
The former Sex Pistol, punk icon and scourge of the establishment is now appealing to LA cops for help as the unruly young proletariat invade his fancy Venice Beach home.
The mouthpiece of 1977’s “Anarchy in the UK” — born John Lydon — was ranting to Newsweek’s Paula Froelich in an interview to promote the Museum of Arts and Design’s new exhibition “Too Fast To Live, Too Young To Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986.”
He told her the homeless situation in his swanky LA neighborhood is so bad that thieves are tearing the bars from the windows of his multimillion-dollar home, lobbing bricks, setting up unsightly tent cities and littering the beach with syringes.
“A couple of weeks ago I had a problem,” the former punk prince opined. “They came over the gate and put their tent inside, right in front of the front door. It’s like . . . the audacity. And if you complain, what are you? Oh, one of the establishment elite? No, I’m a bloke that’s worked hard for his money and I expect to be able to use my own front door.”
The “Never Mind the Bollocks” hell-raiser added that these unwelcome visitors “tried to steal the iron bars off the windows” to sell as scrap metal.
And his wife, Nora, who is battling Alzheimer’s, “cannot cope” because of all the vicious vagrants in the city.
“My wife’s ill and she can’t cope with this. But at 2 a.m. last week, a brick whizzed through the top floor window, the bedroom. Sorry, Mr. Policeman. I need your help.”
He added: “The vagrants moved in en masse . . . [in] tent cities. They’re all young; they’re all like 24.”
Rotten added of the punks: “They’re aggressive, and because there’s an awful lot of them together they’re gang-y. And the heroin spikes . . . You can’t take anyone to the beach because there’s jabs just waiting for young kids to put their feet in — and poo all over the sand.”